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Manager Metallurgy: Phoenix, AZ, US, 85004-2121


Responsible for management and oversight of strategic Metallurgical projects.
  • Identify and implement opportunities for improvement in Metallurgical performance of processing plants either through process evaluation, expansion projects, or through deployment of leading edge technology and its transfer
  • Participate in sound technical Metallurgical processing due diligence exercises on acquisitions, mergers, and partnerships
  • Promote Industry Best Practices at operating companies across Freeport-McMoRan
  • Conduct post mortem review and document lessons learned on all projects executed
  • Responsible for continuous improvement of production planning and forecasting
  • Responsible for strategic planning
  • Participate in and manage Metallurgical expansion projects
  • Perform process reviews, ore characterization, and deployment of leading edge technology
  • Ensure technology transfer
  • Perform production planning and forecasting
  • Perform other tasks as assigned


Minimum Qualifications


  • Bachelor's degree in Metallurgy, Metallurgical Engineering, Chemistry or closely related field and ten (10) years of experience in the Metallurgical field
  • Expertise in crushing, grinding, flotation, dewatering, materials handling, process control, asset management, project management, and operations management
  • Knowledge of Solution Chemistry
  • Ability to effectively communicate in English both, oral and in writing
  • Strong technical writing skills
  • Energetic and ability to execute projects




  • Experience developing and executing geometallurgy programs
  • Familiarity with JKSimmet or equivalent minerals processing models
  • Experience with metallurgical accounting and mass balancing
  • Process flowsheet development for metallurgical expansion projects
  • Experience with advanced analytics and digital twin modelling




  • Ability to understand and apply verbal and written work and safety-related instructions and procedures given in English
  • Ability to communicate in English with respect to job assignments, job procedures, and applicable safety standards
  • Must be able to work in a potentially stressful environment
  • Position is in busy, non-smoking office located in downtown Phoenix, AZ
  • Location requires mobility in an office environment; each floor is accessible by elevator
  • Occasionally work may be performed in a mine, outdoor or manufacturing plant setting, which may include exposure to extremes in temperature and humidity, moving mechanical parts, risk of electrical shock, toxic chemicals, explosives, fumes or airborne particles
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, sit, demonstrate manual dexterity, climb stairs, talk, hear and see
  • May be required to occasionally lift moderately heavy objects, up to thirty (30) pounds
  • Position will require approximately four (4) weeks of travel per quarter to job sites, some of which are located at high altitudes
  • Adherence to safety rules and procedures on at jobsite is required
  • Inspection and testing of jobsite infrastructure will require mobility through fixed plant facilities with steel walkways and stairs to multiple levels
  • Personal protective equipment is required when performing work in a mine, outdoor, manufacturing or plant environment, including hard hat, hearing protection, safety glasses, safety footwear, and as needed, respirator, rubber steel-toe boots, protective clothing, gloves and any other protective equipment as required
  • Freeport-McMoRan promotes a drug/alcohol free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment drug testing and on-going random drug testing as per applicable State Laws

Freeport-McMoRan has reviewed the jobs at its various office and operating sites and determined that many of these jobs require employees to perform essential job functions that pose a direct threat to the safety or health of the employees performing these tasks or others.  Accordingly, the Company has designated the following positions as safety-sensitive:

  • Site-based positions, or positions which require unescorted access to site-based operational areas, which are held by employees who are required to receive MSHA, OSHA, DOT, HAZWOPER and/or Hazard Recognition Training; or 
  • Positions which are held by employees who operate equipment, machinery or motor vehicles in furtherance of performing the essential functions of their job duties, including operating motor vehicles while on Company business or travel (for this purpose “motor vehicles” includes Company owned or leased motor vehicles and personal motor vehicles used by employees in furtherance of Company business or while on Company travel); or
  • Positions which Freeport-McMoRan has designated as safety sensitive positions in the applicable job or position description and which upon further review continue to be designated as safety-sensitive based on an individualized assessment of the actual duties performed by a specifically identified employee.

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